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it is resolved. >>> well members of congress are asking why the fbi waited until last friday to tell them about the affair that cost cia director david petraeus his job. it was harassing e-mails that first put the fbi on the case and led to the information. >> many are asking why they didn't know the fbi was investigating david petraeus until the cia director resigned. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: fbi officials say they did not alert lawmakers or the white house because they weren't turning up evidence of a crime or security breach. but richard meyers told -- told cbs this morning, notifying superiors is common. >> we file investigations in the military where the allegations were not proven yet but the chain of command was made aware that somebody was being looked at for whatever. >> reporter: before the scandal, petraeus was scheduled to testify this week on capitol hill about the deadly attack on the u.s. console at in benghazi, libya. acting director mike morrell will testify instead. some lawmakers say they still need to hear from petraeus. >
: the fbi gave the pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communications between general allen and sociality jill kelley. kelley went to the fbi with the anonymous threatening e-mails. agents traced those to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official described the e-mails between general allen and kelley as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news, some of the e-mails were more than sexy exchanges and may have crossed the line. general allen said he did nothing wrong but for now the capitol hill hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold the promotion. >> general allen and petraeus wrote letters for a custody battle for her sister and more is wanted on the attack in benghazi, libya. >> i think it is imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: some congressional leaders have also called for a joint house-senate probe into the petraeus scandal. the white house said the president was surprised to hear about the petraeus investigation and that the president
the fbi got a tip and investigated whether it posed a security risk. petraeus had been head of the cia since september of last year. before that, he led u.s. military forces in both afghanistan and iraq. much more on the petraeus story ahead on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley." >>> bay area headlines. this is what's left of a suspect's car after a police chase ended this afternoon. they say the person was driving recklessly through castro valley before crashing into a light pole. the suspects under arrest suffered minor injuries. no one else was hurt. >>> the lights are back on for san francisco residents left in the dark after a lightning strike. pg&e says the lightning damaged five transformers along 24th street about 1:00 in the morning. about 200 people in the noe valley neighborhood were affected by that. >>> tonight, a santa rosa family is asking why someone would shoot their beloved pet. their 17-year-old american warm blood horse was shot and killed in sonoma county's bennett valley area. delta fox was grazing sunday morning on the outskirts of the 14-acre sonoma county
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